UNPLUG—WITH A HELPFUL HUG! 🙂
I’ve never been a really big fan of the term ‘reinventing oneself’. I’d rather hear ‘finding oneself’ or even ‘redefining oneself’.
Reinventing, in my opinion, kind of sounds like coming up with a new and unique way to make oneself into someone they’re not. Lets break this down. The word invent can mean two things:
- Create or design (something that has not existed before); be the originator of. In this case it fits the phrase, so use it all you want. I guess its pretty awesome to be an originator of oneself. BUT, here is why I’ve never liked, and never used this saying. Definition number…..
- Make up (an idea, name, story, etc.), especially so as to deceive. Every time I hear this saying, my mind automatically wanders to the word ‘deceive’. As in, its a lie. Naturally when I hear someone say they are going to reinvent themselves I…
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